Congress workers protest outside ED Office ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s ED appearance

13 June, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

In sympathy with Rahul Gandhi, the party is planning a march from the party headquarters to the ED office

Workers from the Congress staged a protest on Monday, brandishing posters in favour of party leader Rahul Gandhi, who is due to appear before the Enforcement Directorate in New Delhi today for questioning in the National Herald case.

Workers holding placards and inflated balloons with the words “Satyameva Jayate” printed on them were seen staging a protest from the AICC offices here. Some Congress members were held near the city’s party headquarters.

In sympathy with Rahul Gandhi, the party is planning a march from the party headquarters to the ED office, as well as ‘satyagrahas’ outside the ED offices in various states.

According to reports, Congress MPs and members of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) have also been urged to attend the demonstration on Monday in Delhi.

Outside Rahul Gandhi’s Delhi apartment, banners reading “I am not Savarkar, I am Rahul Gandhi,” “truth will prevail,” and “Dear Modi and Shah, this is Rahul Gandhi, he will not bend down” were seen.

On Thursday, the General Secretaries of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), State Incharges, and Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) Chiefs met to discuss the plan.

A Congress gathering, on the other hand, had been denied permission by Delhi Police. The refusal of authorization for the march was based on law and order, according to the Delhi police.

Additional security officers have been stationed outside Rahul Gandhi’s apartment, as well as outside the Enforcement Directorate office in the national capital.

“The leaders of Congress will stick together. Although the police are being utilized for a different reason, we will continue our work” stated TS Singh Deo, a senior Congress leader and the health minister of Chhattisgarh.

Earlier, Congress leader Manickam Tagore said that party workers will protest at roughly 25 offices of the inquiry agency around the country against political vendata and the central government’s “misuse” of the central investigative agencies to “suppress the voice of opposition.”

Meanwhile, police have been stationed outside the residence of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in preparation for his appearance before the ED. Outside the Enforcement Directorate office in the national capital, more security officers have been deployed.

Ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s appearance before the ED, Delhi Police apprehended Congress leaders who were shouting slogans in favour of him.

Rahul Gandhi had been summoned to join the investigation previously, but he was out of the country, and he was later given a new date of June 13 to join the investigation.